Death of a king

King Richard III, by unknown artist, late 16th century. National Portrait Gallery, London (via Wikimedia Commons)
Nervously playing with his rings, he has definitely got a worried look on his face.

The recent archaeological dig which looks to have recovered the remains of Richard III in the unlikely location of a council car park in Leicester got me thinking about English – and Scottish – kings, and how they met their end.    Some of their ends are quite surprising!

So how well do you know the lives – and deaths – of these ill-fated monarchs?

The answers should reveal themselves when you’ve completed the quiz;   I’ll tell you more in a week or so!


  1. 40%…hmmmm…..could do better. Thanks for another great quiz! 🙂

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